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First Team - Match centre

Rushall Olympic
M Douglas (39'), S Allison (76', 92'), N Waterston (89')
Full time
J Hull (62')
Sat 18 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 430

Reds vanquish the Pics with stunning late goals

Another impressive victory extended Reds’ unbeaten run to nine matches in all competitions and, significantly, saw them bag four goals for the third home game in a row.

And another pleasing factor was an excellent team performance packed with superb individual contributions – big performances all over the pitch.

Jordan Holt picked up the man-of-the-match award in his final home game of a highly successful loan stint, but any member of the back four, Dav Symington, Scott Allison or Conor Tinnion were also worthy contenders.

Traditionally slow starters, Reds produced an impressive opening half hour and Rushall had to show great resilience to stay in the game.

Symington’s well-struck ‘twenty yarder’ saw Jahquil Hill pull off a spectacular save and the former then dragged a second effort wide of the target.

Matty Douglas ventured forward but, he too, missed the target with a low shot.

The Pics responded when Charlie Duke broke free on the right and Aaran Taylor blocked a goal-bound shot at the expense of a corner.

With just seven minutes remaining in the first half, Reds opened the scoring with Matty Douglas heading home his fifth of the season. Holt had been fouled by Rushall skipper, Joe Hull, with Tinnion’s subsequent free-kick towards the far post converted by Douglas’ diving header.

The returning Josh Calvert thought he had scored a second soon after but he had impeded Hill in mid-air and play restarted with a free kick.

For all their dominance, Reds could have been pegged back early in the second half. Danny Waldron surged into the area with purpose only to drag his shot a foot wide of Taylor’s right hand upright.

And when two headed attempts from Dan Wordsworth and Holt drifted wide, Rushall were still in the game.

Reds conceded a sloppy free-kick out near the touchline and it would prove costly. Duke sent the ball into a crowded area and Taylor misjudged Hull’s looping header with the ball dropping into the net for the equaliser.

But the hosts responded positively and Sam Joel’s looping header was tipped over the bar by the acrobatic Hill. And Joel was involved in the next sortie forward when he advanced down the inside left channel.

His shot was only parried by Hill and Scott Allison got the goal he deserved when he reacted to sweep home the rebound from close range in the seventy-sixth minute.

Joel chipped another effort wide after a swift one-two, with Allison had created the opening.

Joel was eventually replaced by Nathan Waterston who certainly made the most of his belated substitute appearance. He secured the points with a stunning individual goal two minutes before the end of normal time. Collecting the ball on the right, his pace took him clear of Rushall’s isolated defenders before a thumping shot left Hill helpless.

And the icing on the cake was supplied by another fine solo effort from Allison just before the end. He danced his way through and a low shot found the net via the foot of the post.

Job done.

Workington Taylor, Douglas, Rowntree, Wordsworth, Calvert, Wilson (Wright, 74), Symington, Holt, Allison, Joel (Waterston, 84), Tinnion. Substitutes – Earl, Mellen, Whitehead (not used).

Rushall Olympic Hill, Duke (Adelekan, 65), Liburd, Whittall, Hull, Marx, Waldron, Butterfield, Blake (Lamdell, 61), Fonovich (Brodie, 40), Hakeem. Substitutes – Sangha, Dell (not used).

Referee John Mulligan, Carlisle

Booking: Marx (Rushall Olympic)

Attendance 430

Key moments

Goal Matthew Douglas scores for Workington
Goal Joe Hull scores for Rushall Olympic
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington
Goal Nathan Waterston scores for Workington
90:00 +2:00
Goal Scott Allison scores for Workington


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90:00 +4:00 Player of the Match
Jordan Holt is awarded player of the match for Workington
90:00 +2:00 Goal 4 - 1
Scott Allison scores for Workington
89:00 Goal 3 - 1
Nathan Waterston scores for Workington
89:00 Assist
David Symington makes an assist for Workington
87:00 Yellow Card
Ollie Marx is yellow carded for Rushall Olympic
84:00 Sub Off
Samuel Joel is substituted off for Workington
84:00 Sub On
Nathan Waterston is substituted on for Workington
76:00 Assist
Samuel Joel makes an assist for Workington
76:00 Goal 2 - 1
Scott Allison scores for Workington
74:00 Sub Off
Robert Wilson is substituted off for Workington
74:00 Sub On
Anthony Wright is substituted on for Workington
65:00 Sub On
AJ Adelekan is substituted on for Rushall Olympic
65:00 Sub Off
Charlie Duke is substituted off for Rushall Olympic
62:00 Goal 1 - 1
Joe Hull scores for Rushall Olympic
62:00 Assist
Charlie Duke makes an assist for Rushall Olympic
61:00 Sub On
Andre Lamdell is substituted on for Rushall Olympic
61:00 Sub Off
Tyler Blake is substituted off for Rushall Olympic
End of period 1
40:00 Sub On
Richard Brodie is substituted on for Rushall Olympic
40:00 Sub Off
Mathis Fonovich is substituted off for Rushall Olympic
39:00 Goal 1 - 0
Matthew Douglas scores for Workington
39:00 Assist
Conor Tinnion makes an assist for Workington
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Workington
  • Rushall Olympic
  • 0
  • Matthew Douglas Goal 39:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 39:00'
  • Richard Brodie Sub On 40:00'
  • Mathis Fonovich Sub Off 40:00'
  • Andre Lamdell Sub On 61:00'
  • Tyler Blake Sub Off 61:00'
  • Joe Hull Goal 62:00'
  • Charlie Duke Assist 62:00'
  • Charlie Duke Sub Off 65:00'
  • AJ Adelekan Sub On 65:00'
  • Anthony Wright Sub On 74:00'
  • Robert Wilson Sub Off 74:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 76:00'
  • Samuel Joel Assist 76:00'
  • Nathan Waterston Sub On 84:00'
  • Samuel Joel Sub Off 84:00'
  • Ollie Marx Yellow Card 87:00'
  • Nathan Waterston Goal 89:00'
  • David Symington Assist 89:00'
  • Scott Allison Goal 90:00 +2:00'
  • Jordan Holt Player of the Match 90:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Rushall Olympic
  • 1. Jahquil Hill
  • 2. Charlie Duke
  • 3. Jordan Liburd
  • 4. Sam Whittall
  • 5. Joe Hull
  • 6. Ollie Marx
  • 7. Danny Waldron
  • 8. Kacy-Milan Butterfield
  • 9. Tyler Blake
  • 10. Mathis Fonovich
  • 11. Mohammed Hakeem
  • 12. Jordan Sangha
  • 14. Richard Brodie
  • 15. AJ Adelekan
  • 16. Dominic Dell
  • 17. Andre Lamdell

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham 20 41
2. Warrington Town 20 40
3. Grantham Town 21 38
4. Shaw Lane 18 38
5. Farsley Celtic 21 36
6. Ashton United 20 35
7. Workington 21 33

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